In this dark comedy, a hit man returns home…to attend a high school reunion. The cynical, alienated assassin, Martin Blank, is forced to confront all the weirdos in high school, most of whom have become weirdos in real life, save for Minnie Driver’s character, who had stayed in town and became a DJ for an impossibly awesome radio station that plays the likes of the English Beat, The Clash, and Johnny Nash.
A universal aspect of the reunion movie, as you might be able to tell from the list thus far, is the soundtrack, which is ostensibly supposed to make the audience feel as nostalgic for the era as the characters do. To me, it often seems like a cheap gimmick, but one has to admit that the conceit is certainly in line with how they do things at reunions, so points for realism.
This would be the reunion film made for all the kids for whom high school was not the best time of their lives, so get over the triple pun in the title and check it out.
When faced with the success of all their friends, Zack and Miri are forced to take a long, hard look at their lives to figure out how to turn their run of bad luck around. And it ain’t easy. While this film isn’t so much a reunion movie, as it is a tale of two people desperate to turn their lives around, it features a pretty painfully honest (and hilarious) reunion scene.
While Romy and Michelle wanted to be something they weren’t at the reunion, Zack and Miri have some fun being themselves, a couple folks in the service industry that are more or less comfortable with their station, as long as they’re able to keep the lights on.